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2.62 out of 52.62 out of 52.62 out of 52.62 out of 52.62 out of 5 2.62 (29 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ian Frazier Narrator: Cynthia Nixon Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2012 ISBN:
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Audie Award Nominee, Humor, 2013

Based on his widely read columns for The New Yorker, Ian Frazier's uproarious first novel, The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days, centers on a profoundly memorable character, sprung from an impressively fertile imagination. Structured as a daybook of sorts, with the Cursing Mommy - beleaguered wife of Larry and mother of two boys, twelve and nine - trying (more or less) valiantly to offer tips on how to do various tasks around the home, only to end up on the ground, cursing, surrounded by broken glass.

Her voice is somewhere between Phyllis Diller's and Sylvia Plath's: a hilariously desperate housewife with a taste for swearing and large glasses of red wine, who speaks to the frustrations of everyday life. From On the Rez, an investigation into the lives of modern-day Oglala Sioux written with an impressive mix of humor, compassion, and imagination, to Dating Your Mom, a side-splitting collection of humorous essays that imagines, among other things, how you might begin a romance with your mother, Frazier has demonstrated an astonishing ability to operate with ease in a variety of registers. Here he tackles yet another genre with his usual grace and aplomb, and an extra helping of his trademark wicked wit. The Cursing Mommy's failures and weaknesses are our own - and Frazier, at the height of his powers as a writer and observer, gives them a loving, satirical spin that is uniquely his own.

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy | 2/1/2014

    " Just not my cup of tea. Didn't like at all. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily Goenner | 2/1/2014

    " Excellent narration by Cynthia Nixon, hilarious is you don't mind cursing, which the cursing mommy sure does. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Holly | 1/26/2014

    " There were some very funny moments here, but I listened to it as an audiobook and the fairly regular screaming drove me batty. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Diana Belair | 1/24/2014

    " I found this book boring, predictable, and unrelatable. My mother gave it to me with sky high recommendations, and I read rave reviews, so it has an audience, I'm just not part of it. I didn't find the dialogue realistic or natural, I didn't find the characters realistic, and it just never grabbed my attention even for a minute. I got through February, that's it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 1/22/2014

    " I laughed out loud a few times, which was really why I wanted to read this book in the first place. There is a bit of social commentary in there that was also rather entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debra | 1/16/2014

    " It was clearly a satire anyone who didn't get that and said it was ridiculous clearly missed the point. But it got quite a bit repetitive and just "enough" part way through. But there were parts that were absolutely brilliant. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Leigh Ann | 1/15/2014

    " I thought this book was awful. Reviews said how funny it is, but I didn't laugh at all. The main character is an alcoholic, insane, ignorant woman. The male author has quite a skewed view if he thinks this is the way women think and behave. The environment, ranging from the schools, grocery stores, companies, and every person she is in contact with, is horrific. I can't imagine anywhere as awful as this place. I'm not sure how or why I continued to read it, but it was justified in the end of how terrible this book is. It ends so abruptly and leaves holes in the story. I've never been happier to be done with a book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rory | 1/13/2014

    " It reads like it was written using certain templates created by Frazier than as an actual novel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alaine | 1/8/2014

    " Loved this silly and funny! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy Janzen | 12/23/2013

    " The New Yorker column is better as it is in small doses. Every chapter feels like the chapter before. That said there are hilarious bits in here. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina | 12/17/2013

    " So funny! Listened to the audio version read by Cynthia Nixon. She really made this book so enjoyable for me. I don't think I would have liked it as well if I read it myself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pia | 12/16/2013

    " Easily the funniest book I've read all year. Laugh out loud on the subway funny. Make people think I need to be checked into a facility funny. Just seriously damn funny. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jamie Mulkey | 12/15/2013

    " Kind of silly. Not sure I got the point of the book; or if there was a point. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marianne Delwood | 12/8/2013

    " This isn't a super serious book, in fact I skipped through it, but it gives a funny handling of the problems moms face--aging parents, having to volunteer at the school, children who may have educational issues. Silly but sympathetic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pamela Stohrer | 12/6/2013

    " Silly and fun for a snow day "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathleen Ax | 12/3/2013

    " Some parts very funny, but overall just okay. Interesting that the book was written by a man. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Celia | 9/1/2013

    " Cursing Mommy is my hero. Every cursing rant that I have ever wanted to say is in this book. I wish she were here right now so we can discuss any subject. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paula J. | 6/15/2013

    " while it's great in little flashes, a novel just can't touch the brilliance of the original Cursing Mommy columns. Some ideas just were not made to be long-form. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Angel Hill | 6/9/2013

    " I don't have a problem with cursing, but this book was way too negative. Maybe it would have been better if I had read it instead of listened to it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mary Lynn | 5/22/2013

    " Amusing in The New Yorker perhaps. But I found this novel tedious and unfunny. Disappointing since I enjoy this type of novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michele Grossman | 4/15/2013

    " Cursing Mommy works much better as a column than as a book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim Opitz | 4/2/2013

    " I could have finished this book sooner, but we had to spend evenings at the school, refinishing the cafeteria floor. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Pamela Huxtable | 1/26/2013

    " Why didn't I listen to Sharon and forgo reading this piece of crap? "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Susan Davis | 12/21/2012

    " I like Ian Frazier's writing. I read his pieces in the New Yorker. This is just an extended piece. A page of it would be amusing. After 20 pages, though, it got very very old. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Sue Poston bray | 12/20/2012

    " Parts were funny, but mostly it was a tedious read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kimberley Nolan-junas | 12/10/2012

    " I couldn't connect with the main character. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Susan | 10/29/2012

    " First chapter made me laugh so hard I couldn't open my eyes. Second chapter I realized everything felt repetitive. Great short story material; not so much a novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 10/9/2012

    " This made me laugh, but nowhere near as hard as the New Yorker pieces did. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Missy | 9/30/2012

    " It made me laugh out loud in the library, then it just got repetitive and predictable..there were some really funny stuff but I found myself dragging by the month of May "

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About the Author
Author Ian FrazierIan Frazier is the author of Travels in Siberia, Great Plains, On the Rez, Lamentations of the Father and Coyote V. Acme, among other works, all published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He graduated from Harvard University. A frequent contributor to The New Yorker, he lives in Montclair, New Jersey.
About the Narrator

Cynthia Nixon is an actress best known for her role in the popular television series Sex and the City. She has received two Screen Actors Guild Awards, two Emmy Awards, a Tony Award, and A Grammy Award. Nixon lives with her wife and three children.